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Air-Sea Waves from the Explosion of Krakatoa

Press, Frank and Harkrider, David (1966) Air-Sea Waves from the Explosion of Krakatoa. Science, 154 (3754). pp. 1325-1327. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.154.3754.1325.

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The distant sea disturbances which followed the explosion of Krakatoa are correlated with recently discovered atmospheric acoustic and gravity modes having the same phase velocity as long waves on the ocean. The atmospheric waves jumped over the land barriers and reexcited the sea waves with amplitudes exceeding the hydrostatic values. An explosion of 100 to 150 megatons would be required to duplicate the Krakatoa atmospheric pressure pulse.

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Additional Information:© 1966 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 26 August 1966.
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Official Citation:Air-Sea Waves from the Explosion of Krakatoa Frank Press and David Harkrider Science 9 December 1966: 154 (3754), 1325-1327. [DOI:10.1126/science.154.3754.1325]
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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